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Connecticut Governor Signs Dissection Choice into Law!

On July 11, 2013 Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a state dissection choice bill into law! Connecticut makes 16 states plus Washington D.C. that have laws or formal policies allowing students to choose modern alternatives to traditional dissection in school.

Thank you to all of our Connecticut supporters who contacted their State Senators and Representatives and helped make this happen!

"An Act Concerning Dissection Choice" is a long overdue law giving students with conscientious objections the right to abstain from classroom dissections or experiments on animals. In 2010 and 2011, a similar bill passed the House but died in the Senate. In 2012, an identical bill was approved by all House committees, but was unfortunately never called for a vote in the full House.

While we celebrate Connecticut, NEAVS and our educational affiliate, the Ethical Science Education Coalition (ESEC), is committed to guaranteeing cruelty-free alternatives to dissection in every state. If your state does not yet offer alternatives, contact us today to find out how we can make this happen.

For more background, visit our Objecting to Dissection and Dissection Alternatives webpages.
 

Dissection Choice map